Emmy Nominees Remember a Year Like No Other

By | September 15, 2021

Despite the considerable challenges of working during a pandemic, Local 600 members once again found ways to make great TV happen. For a lucky few, their work was acknowledged with a 2021 Emmy Award nomination. 600LIVE! was able to catch up with seven of the nominees across multiple categories. We asked them their thoughts and […]

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Helping Their Fellow Members Succeed

By | August 25, 2021

Local 600’s two newest Western Region Business Reps know the craft as well as the contracts. Both Ryan Sullivan and Darby Newman enjoyed lengthy and successful careers behind the camera before changing direction and embracing the opportunity to serve the Local 600 membership. They share other similarities. Both are West Coast transplants and married fathers […]

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#IASolidarity Takes Social Media By Storm

By | July 21, 2021

All the Hollywood Locals, including the three national locals 600, 700 and 800, are working in solidarity to secure the best contract for our members. You can help by taking the following simple actions in support of your bargaining team: Wear an IATSE Sticker (download here) & post the photo of yourself online (Instagram, Facebook, […]

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New Craft, Same Commitment for New Eastern Region Assistant Director

By | July 14, 2021

When your parents were the president of an SEIU local and a staff member at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, you’re pretty much fated to have a career in labor, right? Well, sort of, says Local 600’s new Assistant Eastern Region Director Jennifer Madar. “I think at some point, I said ‘I never ever want to do this,’” said Madar, who […]

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A Day in the Life with Western Region Still Photographers

By | July 7, 2021

They may be just a little prejudiced, but Western Region still photographers like to boast almost anything is available to capture when they turn their eyes from the set and follow their passion. Some turn to the streets, like Tony Rivetti Jr. (who was recently named one of the “11 Best Street Photographers in L.A.”). […]

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To Promote and Serve

By | June 30, 2021

In any given month, the topic could be inclusion or safety on sets, high-flying drones or new frontiers in digital filmmaking. ICG Magazine readers may gain the unique perspectives from inside a huge Marvel feature, or the on-set partnership between a publicist and still photographer. To keep up with a dizzying array of projects, people, […]

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Ten Targeting 9,000: 600’s Committee of Fun

By | June 23, 2021

As anyone who has ever tried to lose weight will tell you, being active isn’t easy. And staying engaged? Pandemic or no pandemic, that can be a steep hill to climb as well. Members of Local 600’s Active Engagement Committee know that all too well. They are the group involved in planning some of the […]

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‘Top Chef’ Spin-Off ‘Family Style’ Flips

By | May 26, 2021

Crew members on the unscripted Top Chef spinoff show Family Style gained a new appreciation for the meaning of “family” last week after leaving the set and ultimately achieving coverage under a union contract negotiated by the IATSE. Approximately 90 employees in IATSE crafts — including 11 in the camera department — helped the union […]

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The Sweet Sound of Solidarity

By | May 19, 2021

Solidarity – not Vivaldi or Mozart – was in the air as members of IATSE locals across the eastern region gathered outside Lincoln Center in New York City to protest proposed pay cuts to crew members of the Metropolitan Opera. Several Local 600 members joined the hundreds of union protestors at last Thursday’s “We Are […]

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A Day in the Life with Eastern Region Still Photographers

By | May 5, 2021

East Coasters have a strength and determination different from other parts of the country. When the pandemic hit, Local 600 unit still photographers from the eastern region didn’t hesitate to pivot their “focus” from on-set images to the unfolding dynamism of the world around them. “It was both an escape and a reality check,” describes […]

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